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Posted On: 10/27/20 6:56 AM

Before there was Madden, there was Techmo Super Bowl, both video games provided thousands of hours of entertainment for young gamers, football players, future coaches, and future scouts.

The name and the face that would serve as the marketing tool behind one of the top-selling video game series of all time was the legendary John Madden. I was one of those young gamers, who later became a coach, sportswriter, and now a scout.

Techmo was my jam. I won many regular-season titles running Bo Jackson like crazy until he would get hurt and be replaced by Marcus Allen. Jackson would always return off the IR before the playoffs and I would win the Super Bowl. Good times!

The most important event other than the Super Bowl, or any Dallas Cowboys win for that matter, during the NFL season was when Madden would announce his All-Madden Team.

In my first year as a Senior Scout for Prep Redzone Kansas, I scouted nine games and 18 teams. I drove almost 2,000 miles combined to see those 19 games.  I would have liked to scout a couple more Thursday night games, but with my volleyball scouting and college teaching duties, time and date

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